Oneway: Fontenoy-le-Château to Saint Jean-de-Losne
Allow 7 to 14 nights
A blend of fishing, golf, small-town charm, fabulous food and wine, and urban attractions makes a fantastic vacation.
Reviews for the The Napoleon Cruise
We loved the quiet waterways in this region and the easy to operate automatic locks between Fontenoy Le Chatteau and Corre. The countryside in Franche-Comte and the small country villages were most welcoming. The vineyards in the Challonaisse from Chalon-sur-Saone were very special. Having bicycles enabled us to explore the small villages and to visit markets when they were a feature of the days events in the villages we visited. Port facilities were good and generally 12-13 Euros per night for power and water.
The town of Traves was a very special find, and the secluded Marina close to the town was excellent. We enjoyed the town of Gray with its 13th century buildings, and were lucky enough to join a special tour of the buildings and the beautiful theatre. This was arranged by the local Tourist information lady who was most helpful. The vineyards of Mercurey and the Chateau du Vin at Chalon were special features of our holiday. They afforded most generous winetastings of some excellent wines. The Chateau Chamirey was very generous with its time and tastings.
Having cruised three times before, our experience went well. We were to originally be six, but four dropped out, so we took a smaller boat. We did Not enjoy this canal/river as much as we did the others (Midi, Decize to Briere, or the Lot River). We will be cruising again this fall 2013.
We would not recommend this trip as there is not enough to see compared with our other trips. We do highly recommend the Midi, Decize to Briere, or the Lot.